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Democracy Now! Thursday, July 3, 2003


Published July 3, 2003


Headlines
Bush Taunts Iraqi Opposition: Bring em On
One Marine Dead; 10 More US Troops Wounded
Bush: Marriage is between a man and a woman.
U.S. Govt To Launch TV Broadcasts in Iran
Israeli Assassinate Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade Member
U.S. Considers Troops in Liberia to Monitor Truce

- Democracy Now! Exclusive: Why The Carlyle Group Pushed George W. Bush Off Its Board

In a broadcast exclusive, Democracy Now! airs a recording of a recent talk by David Rubenstein, founder of the secretive defense contractor Carlyle Group. He recalls how useless Bush was as a board member of Carlyles firm Caterair and his surprise that George W. is now president. We also talk to Dan Briody, author of The Iron Triangle: Inside the Secret World of the Carlyle Group.

- Exposed: U.S. Secretly Built Mobile Germ Unit & Plans to Vastly Expand Bioterrorism Labs

U.S. plans to spend about $2.5 billion to build new bioterrorism defense laboratories around the country, many in densely populated areas. 6,000 new employees may soon be given access to some of the worlds most dangerous pathogens. The New York Times revealed yesterday that Dr. Steven Hatfill helped build a U.S. secret germ lab even after he was cited as a suspect in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

- 35 Nations Lose U.S. Military Aid For Not Exempting Americans From International Criminal Court

The Bush administration cut off military aid to 35 friendly countries on Tuesday because they have signed on to the International Criminal Court without exempting Americans from possible prosecution. Countries include Brazil, Columbia, Ireland, Peru, South Africa, Switzerland and Venezuela. Democracy Now! hosts a debate on the International Criminal Court.


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